‘Protect our bairns’

PENICUIK: Aidan Lockie (10), who was attacked by a dog pictured with his gran Josephine Thomson.

PENICUIK: Aidan Lockie (10), who was attacked by a dog pictured with his gran Josephine Thomson.

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A DISTRAUGHT Penicuik grandmother has spoken of the night a dog savaged her grandson.

Josephine Thomson is pleading for dog owners to keep their pets under control and calling for more stringent licensing.

Her grandson, Aidan Lockie, was seized by the throat and cheek when a friend’s dog lunged at him during a visit to a house in Penicuik.

She believes the 10-year-old is lucky to be alive after the mauling that lasted only seconds.

It took three adults to stop the Staffordshire crossbreed’s attack on the shocked and bloodied youngster.

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